Policy Assessment: A Case Study of Rural Tourism, Recreation and Leisure Development in Suburb of Chengdu, China

Ge HE, Minghong CHEN


In this essay, we are going to illustrate the development of the rural tourism, recreation and leisure in a suburban area of Chengdu City, assess its implement and give rationales to its development. The results shows that the policy has achieved performances including Having promoted the income of local farmers, Having provided tourism, recreation and leisure for the public, Achieving the mutual promotion of industries in the area, Having improved the public facilities of the community, Having improved the conservation awareness of the community, Improved the capability of local community. While it met some issue to be solved such as Non-equal distribution of tourists, Lack of recreation facilities, Negative impacts on the community, fewer local business operators. Measures should be taken to make it better including the local community has developed; farmers get richer; the site serves the public.

Key words: Policy assessment; Land use; Village tourism; Rural economy


Policy assessment; Land use; Village tourism; Rural economy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/j.sss.1923018420120302.1350


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